Supra Singhal

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Supra Singhal (Supra Agarwal)
Personal information
Nationality  Uganda
Born (1982-05-02) 2 May 1982 (age 35)
Kampala, Uganda
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 48 kg (106 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Supra Singhal (now known as Supra Agarwal) (born March 2, 1982 in Kampala) is a retired Ugandan swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] Singhal competed for Uganda in the women's 100 m freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She received a ticket from FINA, under a Universality program, in an entry time of 59.20.[2] She challenged seven other swimmers in heat one, including 15-year-olds Maria Awori of Kenya Nathalie Lee Baw of Mauritius. Entering the race with the fastest-seeded time, she faded down the stretch to pick up a sixth seed in a poor time of 1:08.15. Singhal's swim had also been overshadowed by fever and arm sprain that shortened her time for proper training and concentration.[3] Singhal failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed fifty-second overall in the prelims.[4][5][6]

In her early career, Supra was the Uganda national champion for 4 years running from 1996-2000. She also bagged 12 gold medals in the East Africa Swimming Championships held in Mombassa, Kenya in 1997. Supra also represented Uganda at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. Supra continues to be one of the most talented and successful swimmers to have represented Ugandan Swimming.

Today Supra lives in New Delhi and, alongside her husband Varun Agarwal, runs a chain of successful restaurants in Delhi called Not Just Paranthas (NJP).


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Supra Singhal". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimming – Women's 100m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Uganda: It's Speedo-clad Supra's Turn". New Vision. AllAfrica.com. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 100m Freestyle Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 174. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Results from the Summer Olympics – Swimming (Women's 100m Freestyle)". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Results from Swimming – Day 5 Prelims". Sydney 2000. Canoe.ca. Retrieved 19 June 2013.